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Valor y Sueños Fall Fundraising Campaign

To our incredible AVANCE-Austin friends & family: While we would have loved to invite you to be our guest at this year’s Valor y Sueños annual luncheon, the safety of each of you is of utmost importance. Our original plans for our fall event have been reinvented, and we have decided to make Valor y…

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AVANCE-AUSTIN NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

AUSTIN – January 24, 2020 – The Board of Directors of AVANCE-Austin announced today that Cristina Garza has been named Executive Director. Garza brings extensive expertise in program management, impact funding and community development. Her most recent employment has been as Director of Social Impact at the Mission Economic Development Corporation in Mission, Texas. Cristina’s…

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Announcing Outgoing Executive Director

AVANCE-Austin Celebrates Outgoing Executive Director Marie Felan, Announces Search for New Executive Director (Austin, Texas) – At the conclusion of another successful year that saw more than 240 mothers and children graduate from its signature parent-childhood education program, AVANCE-Austin announced that it’s Executive Director of five years, Marie Felan, will be stepping down from the…

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AVANCE-Austin Voted Outstanding Latino Community Organization

We are excited to announce that AVANCE-Austin was voted Outstanding Latino Community Organization for this year’s Habla con Orgullo Award. A million thanks to all who voted and chose AVANCE-Austin as this year’s recipient. We humbly gathered on October 15th with our fellow Latino community leaders at Juan in a Million for the Habla con…

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Vote AVANCE-Austin as Outstanding Latino Community Organization

It’s an absolute honor to announce that AVANCE-Austin has been nominated by Hispanic Advocates Business Leaders of Austin (HABLA) amongst several amazing Latino organizations for a 2018 Habla con Orgullo Award. You can decide who wins! Vote Now! VOTE  for AVANCE-Austin as this year’s Outstanding Latino Community Organization. Voting is now open through 5pm, Friday,…

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Summer Salutations to New Board Members!

  We are pleased to welcome 3 new members to our Board of Directors! Read on to learn more about our newest volunteer leaders.   Kyler Arnold, Texas House of Representatives Q: How did you get involved with AVANCE? A: My fiancé attended the AVANCE luncheon last year and afterwards told me about the work AVANCE…

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Summer Fun at AVANCE!

“A-B-C, 1-2-3 Reading is Fun for Me”   Our Summer Nutrition & Literacy program was a spectacular success! A total of 68 children and 55 parents learned new healthy messages and literacy concepts over 5 weeks using educational curriculum from the H-E-B Read 3 program. The program also brought other highlights, such as a family…

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Highlights of Mom Speakers from the 2018 Graduation!

On May 30, we honored the accomplishments, courage, and strength of 257 parents and children who completed AVANCE’s signature Parent-Child Education Program. For nine months, these dedicated families committed to a weekly parenting and early childhood education program. Ours was the first of many graduation ceremonies for these families who, by completing the program, prepared their young…

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Corporate Volunteer Corner Spring 2018

As the 2017-2018 program year comes to a close, we’re feeling extremely thankful for all the community support we’ve had throughout the year. Our corporate volunteers contribute valuable time and resources to our program! We’re proud to spotlight 3 corporate volunteer groups who have partnered with us to make an impact on our Parent-Child Education…

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